Kagame revealed this yesterday on Sunday 28th March 2021 during the annual ‘‘National Prayer Breakfast’.
Organized by Rwanda Leaders Fellowship, these prayers were held virtually to contain spread of Coronavirus.
Kagame who was the guest of honor at the event, said he is happy that prayers for the nation continue amidst COVID-19 restrictions.
“I am glad that the prayer breakfast tradition continues, despite the pandemic restrictions. Even though we are preoccupied by Covid-19, it is right to take a moment to pray for what is most important for our country,” he noted.
Kagame highlighted that the country has a lot to be thankful for including the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.
“We have a lot to be thankful for. We are especially grateful that Rwandans, working hand in hand with leaders, have managed to avoid the worst consequences of this disease. We are thankful for the vaccines that allow us to look forward to a future without Covid, and to rebuilding our economy. As leaders, this gathering is an opportunity to recommit to our respective missions, while seeking more strength and wisdom to serve our people,” he said.
Kagame stressed that such prayers should strengthen participants to serve better people they serve.
“There is no doubt that Rwandans have been seriously affected by this pandemic, especially the most vulnerable among us. We must go about our duties with a heart for those we serve. Finally, I hope that today’s prayer event will inspire all of us to raise our collective ambitions for our country. This will challenge us to do more and do it better, and make up for some of the time we have lost. That would surely be the best blessing for Rwanda,” he said.
The National Prayer Breakfast was initially scheduled in January 2021 and postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and increasing new cases.
The National Prayer Breakfast was held for the first time on 1st September 1995.
This year’s prayer was held for the 26th time.
These prayers bring together top Government officials, members of the private sector and civil society organizations to thank God for what Rwanda has achieved in the last year and pray for the next year.